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Gemma New

About this Artist

Sought after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence, New Zealand-born Gemma New is the newly appointed Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. New is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. 

In the 2022/23 season, New led the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Increasingly in demand in Europe, she led the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Berner Symphonieorchester, Gävle Symphony, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestra della Toscana, and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in Mozartwoche 2023. New made her debuts with the Houston Symphony and the Melbourne Symphony in Australia and returned to lead the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and the New World Symphony. In June 2023, she returned to St. Louis to lead Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ production of Susannah. 

New served for four seasons as Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and previously served as Associate Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony. A former Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Conducting Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center, prior to receiving the 2021 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award she received Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards in 2017, 2019, and 2020.